In 2009, Hillary Clinton's Press Handler Philip Reines Demanded that Marc Ambinder Describe One of Her Speeches as "Muscular" In Exchange For an Early Transcript Of It

Gawker looks through Hillary's emails and finds why Hillary gets good press -- because she actually blackmails people into it, and then forbids them from saying they were blackmailed.


And no, I'm not making that up -- in the email in which Reines demands that Ambinder characterize her remarks as "muscular" (as well as demanding he note the heavy-hitters she's delivering the speech to, to, I assume, further suggest that Hillary is a Powerfully Strong Woman), his first demand is that Ambinder not say he was "blackmailed" into any of this.

Well, don't take my word for it. Here's the email:


Incredible.

And did Ambinder (then working as the politics director of The Atlantic) deliver?

You bet he did, folks. You bet he did.

Hillary Clinton's "Smart Power" Breaks Through



MARC AMBINDER JUL 15, 2009

When you think of President Obama's foreign policy, think of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. That's the message behind a muscular speech that Clinton is set to deliver today to the Council on Foreign Relations. The staging gives a clue to its purpose: seated in front of Clinton, subordinate to Clinton, in the first row, will be three potentially rival power centers: envoys Richard Holbrooke and George Mitchell, and National Security Council senior director Dennis Ross.

Reines specifically demanded that last bit, that Ambinder mention that the staging was not a coincidence, and sent a message.

Ambinder provides his own word -- "clue" -- so, see, he wrote this himself!

He does not mention he was blackmailed into writing precisely these words.

So, she got the trifecta.

Posted by: Ace at 04:27 PM




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1 1st

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at February 09, 2016 04:29 PM (kf2iZ)

2 I don't have any trouble believing this...but it's also from Gawker.

Posted by: Lea at February 09, 2016 04:29 PM (lIU4e)

3 I've said it before, it's a hell of a lot easier to be a "successful" politician when you own the media.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 09, 2016 04:29 PM (/tuJf)

4 When even Gawker is sandbagging you, you're an extraordinarily awful Democrat candidate.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 09, 2016 04:29 PM (9krrF)

5 Ill get the others

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 04:29 PM (Y42RP)

6 This is what passes for journalism in America today.

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at February 09, 2016 04:29 PM (kf2iZ)

7 Thank goodness for the scandal free Obama administration.

Posted by: Austin in TX at February 09, 2016 04:29 PM (sIF/j)

8 Is it really blackmail if they are complicit?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 09, 2016 04:30 PM (NPofj)

9 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 04:30 PM (Y42RP)

10 We have a escort of "Americans" surrounding a convoy of pure evil.

Is there an institution left in the US of A that will fight that evil?



Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 09, 2016 04:30 PM (u82oZ)

11 Madeline Allbright escaped from a farm in New Hampshire and tried to vote?

Posted by: Brad at February 09, 2016 04:30 PM (arypP)

12 12

Posted by: Drill_thrawl at February 09, 2016 04:30 PM (YtbIl)

13 "This is what passes for journalism in America today."


Journalism.

Advocacy.


Meh.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 09, 2016 04:31 PM (LA7Cm)

14 I'm sure Obama does the same. These people all deserve each other.

Posted by: Lauren at February 09, 2016 04:31 PM (3DIzJ)

15 12 12

Posted by: Drill_thrawl


Playing the dozens, are we?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 09, 2016 04:31 PM (9krrF)

16 Incredible?


Very credible.

Posted by: eleven at February 09, 2016 04:32 PM (fYChk)

17 You know I'm thinking if you get the transcript of one you have them all, so just get one.

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2016 04:32 PM (HWcaz)

18 Well, if she bombs tonight as expected, a lot of people will turn on her and say everything they have wanted to for years but we're afraid to. I think a lot of liberals may be relieved if she loses the whole thing. Everyone hates her

Posted by: L, Elle at February 09, 2016 04:32 PM (2x3L+)

19 11
Madeline Allbright escaped from a farm in New Hampshire and tried to vote?

It was Chris Christie, apparently ignoring NH rules on electioneering.

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at February 09, 2016 04:32 PM (kf2iZ)

20 Reminded me of those media montages Rush does where all the MSM people use the same working to describe an event.

Never occurred to me that it was the Hillary people (and one can assume, Obama people) pushing the talking points. I had assumed it was simply Journolist.....

All media people listed by Gawker *should* be embarrassed, but there are no doubt perks to being a good lil' palace guard.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 09, 2016 04:33 PM (NOIQH)

21 "When even Gawker is sandbagging you, you're an extraordinarily awful Democrat candidate."

-----

They must think it's safe to do so now which means the Clinton Machine is on the ropes.

Posted by: Decaf at February 09, 2016 04:33 PM (0lF3x)

22 Another strikingly powerful post from ace. The way he has utterly dominated the conservative blogosphere the last few years can only be described as totally fucking badass! Kudos to ace and the rest of the HQ gang!

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at February 09, 2016 04:34 PM (1RNgT)

23 It's almost as if the political elite and the MSM work together to push a narrative onto the public.

Almost.

Posted by: jwest at February 09, 2016 04:34 PM (Zs4uk)

24 14 I'm sure Obama does the same. These people all deserve each other.

Posted by: Lauren at February 09, 2016 04:31 PM (3DIzJ)

That, and guillotines. Mostly the guillotines though

Posted by: Jollyroger at February 09, 2016 04:34 PM (t06LC)

25 Speaking of journalistic integrity, David Brock is on CNN right now doing his best to flak for Hillary and trash Bernie while pretending he is a progressive hero.

It's all just a game for ugly people.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 09, 2016 04:34 PM (/tuJf)

26 The use of the word "blackmailed" leads me to think that that portion of the email was some kind of inside joke between the two of them. The guy didn't need to be blackmailed to do Hillary's bidding. He would jump at the chance.

Posted by: irright at February 09, 2016 04:34 PM (zxnPQ)

27 Is that thing tonight?

Bernie 57

Hillbot 40

Posted by: eleven at February 09, 2016 04:35 PM (fYChk)

28 It seems Hillary learned her press techniques from the Saddam Hussein regime.

(Eason Jordan of CNN - The Stories We Kept to Ourselves.)

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Ashes, Sackcloth, Woe and Despair! Election and Lenten Specials at the Outrage Outlet! at February 09, 2016 04:35 PM (hLRSq)

29 Our vaunted free press is worth every penny, provided you don't pay for it.

I seriously think the Old Guard press are like Sanders - Soviet apologists who fapped to the idea of being in a State-controlled outlet under the "wise hand" of some mustachioed dictator.

The "young guard" are just stupid and thoughtless party shills.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 09, 2016 04:35 PM (bLnSU)

30 The fawning emails from media people to Hillary's team are vomit-inducing.

But just as slimy and obsequious as you'd imagine...

Posted by: Lizzy at February 09, 2016 04:35 PM (NOIQH)

31 to be fair, Ambinder is just a strapling in the Noble Legion of Pussy Boy Progressivism

Posted by: Feh at February 09, 2016 04:35 PM (mrHIi)

32 This is sure to help Hillary with her credibility.

Posted by: SH at February 09, 2016 04:35 PM (gmeXX)

33 see the fuller post, now completed. i left out all sorts of important stuff.

Posted by: ace at February 09, 2016 04:35 PM (dciA+)

34 So politico reporters are on record as being propagandists for a presidential candidate. The GOP candidates should sue for Politico to be declared an official arm of the Clinton campaign and treated accordingly by the FEC.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 09, 2016 04:35 PM (LUG6K)

35 At what point are the press simply plagiarists and propagandists for their masters?

I think that ship has sailed.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 09, 2016 04:35 PM (GGCsk)

36 " but there are no doubt perks to being a good lil' palace guard."


Heck yeah. Invitations to all of the "in" cocktail circuits. Jobs in campaigns. Taking care of people's buddies.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 09, 2016 04:35 PM (LA7Cm)

37 Investors Business Daily is only real media.

Posted by: Carol at February 09, 2016 04:35 PM (sj3Ax)

38 Just think how elections would likely turn out if the members of the press had any respect for a) the truth or b) themselves.

Posted by: physics geek at February 09, 2016 04:36 PM (MT22W)

39 2008, 2016 Deja Vu all over again.

When does her husband tell her it aint happening?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 09, 2016 04:36 PM (voOPb)

40 -
They must think it's safe to do so now which means the Clinton Machine is on the ropes.

Posted by: Decaf at February 09, 2016 04:33 PM
------------------

Or the fix is in, and she can't be beat.

Posted by: irright at February 09, 2016 04:36 PM (zxnPQ)

41 I will read the post....

...if you include the words "Pink Tutus" in there.

Posted by: Bigby's Eyepoke at February 09, 2016 04:36 PM (3ZtZW)

42 26 The use of the word "blackmailed" leads me to think that that portion of the email was some kind of inside joke between the two of them. The guy didn't need to be blackmailed to do Hillary's bidding. He would jump at the chance.
Posted by: irright at February 09, 2016 04:34 PM (zxnPQ)



Yeah its a bit tongue in cheek because he's obviously not going to mention that he was told by her staff to say that stuff. Of course he does go right along with it like the good little progressive stooge that he is.

Posted by: buzzion at February 09, 2016 04:36 PM (z/Ubi)

43 "Muscular"? Fuck. All I can picture is a scene from 'Trainspotting' where the male addict is prepping the female addictsvein while describing Sean Connery (correct me on this?) before Mother Superior fills her arm full of heroin.

Somehow this seems a completely apt analogy.

Posted by: zika bearing mosquito at February 09, 2016 04:37 PM (fbovC)

44 The GOP candidates should sue for Politico to be declared an official arm of the Clinton campaign and treated accordingly by the FEC.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 09, 2016 04:35 PM (LUG6K)


I think there's substantial evidence than a large chunk of the MFM is basically an undeclared donation to the Democrat party on the order of a billion dollars a year.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 09, 2016 04:37 PM (bLnSU)

45 >>Speaking of journalistic integrity, David Brock is on CNN right now
doing his best to flak for Hillary and trash Bernie while pretending he
is a progressive hero.



Love "Renfield" Brock's hair.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 09, 2016 04:37 PM (NOIQH)

46 And yet, some people still take this organized agitprop as truth and vote based on it.

Do you think they even realized they are being made into dupes?

Posted by: Marcus T at February 09, 2016 04:38 PM (GGCsk)

47 Blackmail used to be done in person or on the phone so you can have plausible deniability.

Posted by: SH at February 09, 2016 04:38 PM (gmeXX)

48 My thighs are muscular so it was true.

Posted by: Sir Hillary Edmund Rodham Clinton at February 09, 2016 04:38 PM (8ZskC)

49 34 So politico reporters are on record as being propagandists for a presidential candidate. The GOP candidates should sue for Politico to be declared an official arm of the Clinton campaign and treated accordingly by the FEC.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 09, 2016 04:35 PM (LUG6K)


You could maybe get Cruz, Trump, and Carson on board for them. The rest, no, because the GOPe uses politico to push propaganda against conservatives too.

Posted by: buzzion at February 09, 2016 04:38 PM (z/Ubi)

50 18 Well, if she bombs tonight as expected, a lot of people will turn on her and say everything they have wanted to for years

Posted by: L, Elle at February 09, 2016 04:32 PM (2x3L+)

------

Losing NH is probably too soon to sing ding dong the witch is dead. She could recover from that, and besides the superdelegate mechanism can be manipulated to cover her losses -- she already had over 300 delegates awarded before the Iowz primary.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at February 09, 2016 04:39 PM (/f6Nd)

51 My thighs are muscular so it was true.

Posted by: Sir Hillary Edmund Rodham Clinton at February 09, 2016 04:38 PM (8ZskC)

You misspelled "fat".

Posted by: physics geek at February 09, 2016 04:39 PM (MT22W)

52 Politico reports that Carson is open to being trump VP & Carson not staying in NH for SC.

Posted by: Carol at February 09, 2016 04:39 PM (sj3Ax)

53
Or the fix is in, and she can't be beat.

Posted by: irright at February 09, 2016 04:36 PM (zxnPQ)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Take a look at the Super delegate system the Demorats are foisting on their voters. Yes, the fix is in.

Posted by: CozMark at February 09, 2016 04:39 PM (CbGSW)

54 I think there's substantial evidence than a large chunk of the MFM is basically an undeclared donation to the Democrat party on the order of a billion dollars a year.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 09, 2016 04:37 PM (bLnSU)



Lowballing it a bit there I think.

Posted by: buzzion at February 09, 2016 04:39 PM (z/Ubi)

55 >>>Another strikingly powerful post from ace. The way he has utterly dominated the conservative blogosphere the last few years can only be described as totally fucking badass! Kudos to ace and the rest of the HQ gang!

thank you for following through on your commitments to write this post.

pls print.

Posted by: ace at February 09, 2016 04:39 PM (dciA+)

56 Blackmail used to be done in person or on the phone so you can have plausible deniability.>>>

I think Hillary and her underlings have proven they don't really understand how this email stuff works.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 09, 2016 04:39 PM (XtAzU)

57 "Muscular" speech? Did she flex like Arnold?

These dopes can't even write well or think of a decent metaphor on their own.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 09, 2016 04:40 PM (GGCsk)

58 This man Ambinder deserves a Nobel Prize in Journalism!

Never before has such clever wordplay, especially his pioneering use of the word "muscular," been seen in in the world press.

Posted by: zombie at February 09, 2016 04:40 PM (jBuUi)

59 "8 Is it really blackmail if they are complicit?"


Nope. Ambinder was happy to be of service to The Narrative.

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 09, 2016 04:40 PM (OD2ni)

60 Wait, he did all this just to get a copy of the speech?

Dear lord.

Posted by: Lauren at February 09, 2016 04:40 PM (3DIzJ)

61 If A Republican Would Have Done It Department:

They'd scream on Page One that they were blackmailed, and decry the Republican's desperation.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 09, 2016 04:40 PM (oVJmc)

62 >>So politico reporters are on record as being propagandists for a presidential candidate.


Mike Allen also co-authored the "Game Change" book with Mark Halperin, where they saved/withheld campaign stories for the book, such as Elizabeth Edwards being a major beyotch, etc. Remember how the MSM treated her as a saint, with the cancer and the (Clinton-like) marriage they fawned over?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 09, 2016 04:40 PM (NOIQH)

63 Huma tells me my vajayjay is particularly muscular...and musky, too!

Posted by: HILLARY! at February 09, 2016 04:40 PM (INxoa)

64 Scandal free administration...

Posted by: Chi at February 09, 2016 04:40 PM (OUpHg)

65 Folks were saying the same thing about Hillary's superdelegates in 2008. They'll remain in her corner only as long as they believe she's gonna win the delegate race outright. Otherwise, all bets are off.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 04:40 PM (21hN3)

66 I think there's substantial evidence than a large
chunk of the MFM is basically an undeclared donation to the Democrat
party on the order of a billion dollars a year.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 09, 2016 04:37 PM (bLnSU)


Yup. You wouldn't win, but there's enough to make it painful for the press and the DNC.

You could maybe get Cruz, Trump, and Carson on board
for them. The rest, no, because the GOPe uses politico to push
propaganda against conservatives too.

Posted by: buzzion at February 09, 2016 04:38 PM (z/Ubi)


Cruz and Trump are the candidates. Well, the only real candidates.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 09, 2016 04:40 PM (LUG6K)

67 Didn't Marc Ambinder get his start doing blogs? Name sounds awfully familiar. I was thinking Winds of Change but that was Armed Liberal.

Posted by: Bigby's Eyepoke at February 09, 2016 04:41 PM (3ZtZW)

68
Wait, he did all this just to get a copy of the speech?



Dear lord.


He would have done it anyway. This way he gets the scoop for doing nothing.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 09, 2016 04:41 PM (oVJmc)

69 Wow, that Ambinder is much man, and all journalist.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 09, 2016 04:41 PM (xWW96)

70 Hillary, even my eyes hurt after seeing her ugly mug.

Posted by: The Common Tater at February 09, 2016 04:41 PM (98J/K)

71 I think Brooks wants to write Obama's official biography

that's what this is about

Posted by: Feh at February 09, 2016 04:41 PM (mrHIi)

72 Another strikingly powerful post from ace. The way he has utterly dominated the conservative blogosphere the last few years can only be described as totally fucking badass! Kudos to ace and the rest of the HQ gang! Such a command of the news cycle.

Posted by: buzzion at February 09, 2016 04:41 PM (z/Ubi)

73 Following so soon on the brutal abuse received from the kenyan, hellary's muscular thrusts soon had America on it's knees.

Posted by: Eromero at February 09, 2016 04:42 PM (zLDYs)

74 Is there a single 'ron or 'ette who didn't know in their heart that this was going on every day, everywhere ?

Full Soviet.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 09, 2016 04:42 PM (Z8DIA)

75 She by all accounts is going to loose NH, but Bernie isn't going to much further I think.

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2016 04:42 PM (HWcaz)

76 Wait- you mean to say thee is documentary evidence the press works for the Democrat Party?

Ha. As if anyone will be surprised. Why, next you'll discover that the President's Deputy National Security Advisor has a brother who is President of CBS News.

Posted by: The New Hampshire Voting Pig at February 09, 2016 04:42 PM (TxJGV)

77 Muscular, huh? Maybe to the journalists who are just begging for her to crush them.

Posted by: pookysgirl at February 09, 2016 04:42 PM (K27gs)

78 And yet...Marc Ambinder is infinitely more 'suucessful" and "influential" than everyone here, and retain powerful MSM positions:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Ambinder

Suck it, wingnuts!

I am a shill for the communist aristocracy, and they reward me with money, praise and status!

Posted by: zombie at February 09, 2016 04:43 PM (jBuUi)

79 thank you for following through on your commitments to write this post.

pls print.

Posted by: ace at February 09, 2016 04:39 PM (dciA+)


As long as you're still around, time for a little unsolicited advice.

Work on the podcast introduction a little and maybe take it more seriously. There are more than just us idiots listening. Think about upgrading to a video podcast, especially for campaign coverage.

You never know when you'll have the opportunity for shit to get real.

Posted by: jwest at February 09, 2016 04:43 PM (Zs4uk)

80 THIS is the kind of shit that drives people to vote Trump. Just saying

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 09, 2016 04:43 PM (DUoqb)

81 I'll bet you that when the FBI starts releasing Hillarys "erased personal emails about wedding plans" they will mostly be about the exchange of government decisions for money.

Crazy, huh?

Posted by: The New Hampshire Voting Pig at February 09, 2016 04:43 PM (TxJGV)

82 When Hillary is winning, she sounds like a bitch!

Posted by: Carol at February 09, 2016 04:44 PM (sj3Ax)

83 Based on his Twitter profile, Ambinder has a very smug, punchable face

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 09, 2016 04:44 PM (OD2ni)

84 Didn't these people used to refer to themselves as inky wretches? Well, they are certainly wretches. Wretches with no self respect. Whores, actually. And cheap ones.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 09, 2016 04:44 PM (xWW96)

85 What's that old Soviet joke about Pravda and Tass?

Whatever it is, that is what we have here.
(ps) and have had for quiet a while.

Now factor in the collusion with the entertainment industry and the indoctrination of our youth in "schools", and here we are.

(pps) I guess this would be, while quite interesting, the very definition of old news

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 09, 2016 04:44 PM (kKHcp)

86 "82 When Hillary is winning, she sounds like a bitch!
Posted by: Carol"


What does she sound like when she's losing?

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 09, 2016 04:44 PM (OD2ni)

87 These dopes can't even write well or think of a decent metaphor on their own.


Posted by: Marcus T at February 09, 2016 04:40 PM (GGCsk)

And every single one of them was expensively educated at a "top" university.

Somebody please remind me why I should be impressed with anybody with a non-STEMI degree from an Ivy League school.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 04:45 PM (u0lmX)

88 "Wait, he did all this just to get a copy of the speech?
"


"I don't mind a parasite. I object to a cut-rate one." Bogart to Lorre in Casablanca.

It's not just that journalists can be bought; it's that they can be bought so cheaply.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 09, 2016 04:45 PM (iIzG7)

89 The Left also reported favorably on Saddam Hussein in exchange for access. Must be something about the name Hussein.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 09, 2016 04:45 PM (AEEhl)

90 Another strikingly powerful post from ace. The way he has utterly dominated the conservative blogosphere the last few years can only be described as totally fucking badass! Kudos to ace and the rest of the HQ gang! Such a command of the news cycle.

Another strikingly powerful post from ace. The way he has utterly dominated the conservative blogosphere the last few years can only be described as totally fucking badass! Kudos to ace and the rest of the HQ gang! Such a command of the news cycle.

Another strikingly powerful post from ace. The way he has utterly dominated the conservative blogosphere the last few years can only be described as totally fucking badass! Kudos to ace and the rest of the HQ gang! Such a command of the news cycle.

Posted by: Marco Rubio at February 09, 2016 04:45 PM (2x3L+)

91 I am a shill for the communist aristocracy, and they reward me with money, praise and status!


Thanks for reminding me to watch that episode of "War and Peace" I recorded last night.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2016 04:45 PM (LUgeY)

92 @67: "Didn't Marc Ambinder get his start doing blogs?"

2009 was the height of The Atlantic's blogger experiment. They went on a hiring binge, brought in some outside talent, elevated some of their old columnists, and gave them all marquee exposure on the website: Matthew Yglesias, Ross Douthat, Megan McArdle, Marc Ambinder, James Fallows, Clive Crook, etc.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 04:45 PM (21hN3)

93 When Hillary is winning, she sounds like a bitch!
Posted by: Carol"


What does she sound like when she's losing?



A bitch.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 04:46 PM (Y42RP)

94 Why is nobody trolling Armbinder in Twitter?

I am sorely disappointed in all of you that have Twitter accounts.

He should be getting destroyed on Twitter RIGHT NOW.

Instead, there is silence.

The Left would turn this into a lynch mob.

We are so lame.

Posted by: zombie at February 09, 2016 04:46 PM (jBuUi)

95 Think about upgrading to a video podcast, especially for campaign coverage.


Ace could wear a Lone Ranger mask and hat. It would only add to his already awesome mystique.

And Gabe would look great as an whiny Indian.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2016 04:46 PM (8ZskC)

96 Drag a speech through a trailer park and theres no telling what you will catch.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 09, 2016 04:46 PM (xWW96)

97 "Describe it as 'muscular'" sounds just like what Anthony Weiner begged the press to do.

Posted by: The New Hampshire Voting Pig at February 09, 2016 04:46 PM (TxJGV)

98 >>THIS is the kind of shit that drives people to vote Trump. Just saying


And think that what Diogenes Lamp said that got him/her banned was maybe not all that off the mark, what with Brooks gaslighting, Ambider et. al. parroting spoon-fed talking points. TWANLOC

Posted by: Lizzy at February 09, 2016 04:46 PM (NOIQH)

99 Don't be surprised if the Hildebeast has a muscular win in NH tonight. This shlub isn't the only one she's sent emails to. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Soona at February 09, 2016 04:47 PM (Fmupd)

100 And Andrew Sullivan.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 04:47 PM (21hN3)

101 Another strikingly powerful post from ace. The way he has utterly dominated the conservative blogosphere the last few years can only be described as totally fucking badass! Kudos to ace and the rest of the HQ gang! Such a command of the news cycle.

Another strikingly powerful post from ace. The way he has utterly dominated the conservative blogosphere the last few years can only be described as totally fucking badass! Kudos to ace and the rest of the HQ gang! Such a command of the news cycle.

Another strikingly powerful post from ace. The way he has utterly dominated the conservative blogosphere the last few years can only be described as totally fucking badass! Kudos to ace and the rest of the HQ gang! Such a command of the news cycle.

Posted by: Marco Rubio at February 09, 2016 04:45 PM (2x3L+)


I'm like a robot. Get it?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at February 09, 2016 04:47 PM (8ZskC)

102 the bus driver on route 311 SUCKSSSSS!!

Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE ROBO RUBIO at February 09, 2016 04:47 PM (XzRw1)

103 Hillary was certainly muscular in Libya, and Egypt, and Syria; most of africa and the middle east, Russia and Eastern Europe define muscular foreign policy.

Not to mention China and Iran. Nothing says muscular like the Iranian nuke deal, or the one in North Korea.

Posted by: Brian Min336 at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (pLRiN)

104 Think about upgrading to a video podcast

====

not gonna happen. Ace values his anonymity. Plus, psychos are out there. Truly.

Posted by: Bigby's Eyepoke at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (3ZtZW)

105
What does she sound like when she's losing?

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 09, 2016 04:44 PM (OD2ni)

The screech she lets out draws all tomcats in a 10 mile radius.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (u0lmX)

106 #8

Good point. I read the linked post quickly, but I didn't see a direct
threat for non-compliance unless the harm was loss of access. The
Halperin thing though ... man, sending/delivering a pre-configured computer (who owned that PC, by the way, Halperin or TIME?) to a Hillary press guy for faster access with a quid pro quo? What happened to the computer?

Posted by: mrp at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (JBggj)

107 " There is no truth in Pravda, and there is no news in Izvestiya"

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (Z8DIA)

108 The other thing I'm thinking is if you heard what she is saying for a quarter million you would think they were flat out robbed.

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (HWcaz)

109 >>"Describe it as 'muscular'" sounds just like what Anthony Weiner begged the press to do.

Glen Thrush described Hillary's private email server as "badass" --- in retrospect, maybe Phillipe Reines told him to tweet this?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (NOIQH)

110 At some point soon, a Hillary apologist will come out and say "Dude, that was like six years ago"

and the press will repeat it as "muscular" pushback.

Posted by: The New Hampshire Voting Pig at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (TxJGV)

111 Is there special plumbing built into the press office floors during Democrat administrations or can the regular system handle that amount of drooling?

Posted by: DaveA at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (DL2i+)

112 Another strikingly powerful post from ace. The way he has utterly dominated the conservative blogosphere the last few years can only be described as totally fucking badass! Kudos to ace and the rest of the HQ gang! Such a command of the news cycle.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (/tuJf)

113 2009 was the height of The Atlantic's blogger experiment. They went on a
hiring binge, brought in some outside talent, elevated some of their
old columnists, and gave them all marquee exposure on the website:
Matthew Yglesias, Ross Douthat, Megan McArdle, Marc Ambinder, James
Fallows, Clive Crook, etc.>>>

Did they all have to get a lobotomy in exchange for "Marquee Exposure"?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (XtAzU)

114 Describe it as "pustular."


And don't say I told you so.

Posted by: eleven at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (fYChk)

115 Somebody please remind me why I should be impressed with anybody with a non-STEMI degree from an Ivy League school.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 04:45 PM (u0lmX)


My Harvard degree in Black Studies allows me to speak fast and make things rhyme. On top of that, I'm working on a Cornell West hairdo.

Posted by: jwest at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (Zs4uk)

116 >>>
Work on the podcast introduction a little and maybe take it more seriously. There are more than just us idiots listening. Think about upgrading to a video podcast, especially for campaign coverage.


what do you mean by work on the podcast introduction? You think it's too brief, or you want music, or...?

nah on vidcast. I get the appeal of that, but i don't like my fucking face.

Posted by: ace at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (dciA+)

117 THIS is the kind of shit that drives people to vote Trump. Just saying

===

What, this?

No. Not at all.

Posted by: Bigby's Eyepoke at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (3ZtZW)

118 "When Hillary is winning, she sounds like a bitch!"

What does Hillary look like? What?

I said, what does Hillary Clinton look like? Well, she's white... and dumpy...

Go on... ... and she's old...

Does she look like a bitch? What?

I said, does Hillary look like a bitch? Well, yeah, I guess she does look like a bitch.

Okay. <putting away .45> So you've seen Hillary in person.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 09, 2016 04:49 PM (iIzG7)

119 Ace could wear a Lone Ranger mask and hat. It would only add to his already awesome mystique.

And Gabe would look great as an whiny Indian.


"You cannot bring that Slurpee in here!"


Oh, wrong Indian.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 04:49 PM (Y42RP)

120 "but i don't like my fucking face."

Oh come on. Everyone loves ewoks.

Posted by: Lauren at February 09, 2016 04:50 PM (0C2f1)

121 >>nah on vidcast. I get the appeal of that, but i don't like my fucking face.


You're no Marc Ambinder.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 09, 2016 04:50 PM (/tuJf)

122 My mother-in-law is a 70 yo retired Illinois public school teacher, and a life-long Democrat. She does not want Hillary. I'd say Hillary is toast.

Posted by: Chris M at February 09, 2016 04:50 PM (k3w9p)

123 "Glen Thrush described Hillary's private email server as "badass" --- in retrospect, maybe Phillipe Reines told him to tweet this?
Posted by: Lizzy"


They let me leave my fedora on when I kiss Hillary's ass.

Posted by: Glenn Thrush at February 09, 2016 04:50 PM (OD2ni)

124 In a perfect world;

"Hillary Clinton, donning an outfit reminiscent of Chairman Mao, articulated some rousing propaganda today to an audience stacked with paid supporters, personal biographers masquerading as journalists and other sundry Clinton Cultists.

It was a rousing evening of elocution punctuated by platitudes, empty pathos pleas and a healthy dose of ad homimens directed at her officially decreed enemies of the state. That is, people who believe in personal liberty, honesty the rule of law and a constitutional republic.

In delivery, it was a screeching oratory punctuated by shrill screams, uncomfortable laughter, inappropriate gestures and a scotch-like odor wafting through the air, which thankfully was not electrifying, otherwise there would have been a catastrophic detonation."

Posted by: Marcus T at February 09, 2016 04:50 PM (GGCsk)

125 Billy Budd ( 1962) is on TMC, very fitting as I'm reading one of the Master and Commander books.

Next up is Logan's Run (1976) with the lovely Jenny Agutter

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2016 04:51 PM (HWcaz)

126 nah on vidcast. I get the appeal of that, but i don't like my fucking face.





Posted by: ace at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (dciA+)

It could be worse. You could look like me. Just sayin'.

Posted by: physics geek at February 09, 2016 04:51 PM (MT22W)

127 here's a pic of Ambinder

http://bit.ly/1V1NHOv

Posted by: Feh at February 09, 2016 04:51 PM (mrHIi)

128
Ace could wear a Lone Ranger mask and hat. It would only add to his already awesome mystique.


Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2016 04:46 PM (8ZskC)

I'm trying to visualize a cowboy ewok.

Maybe he could be in shadow, like when 60 minutes used to interview someone in the Witness Protection Program.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 04:51 PM (u0lmX)

129 -
but i don't like my fucking face.

Posted by: ace at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM
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Try thinking about baseball.

Posted by: irright at February 09, 2016 04:51 PM (zxnPQ)

130 Remarkably scandal free.

Posted by: David Brooks at February 09, 2016 04:51 PM (1BQGO)

131 My Harvard degree in Black Studies allows me to speak fast and make things rhyme. On top of that, I'm working on a Cornell West hairdo.



Posted by: jwest at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (Zs4uk)


Go for the Don King. You deserve to display that type of class.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Ashes, Sackcloth, Woe and Despair! Election and Lenten Specials at the Outrage Outlet! at February 09, 2016 04:52 PM (hLRSq)

132 If a bank is robbed in the forest, and no one is there to hear it, is it still a robbery?

Posted by: Department of Just Us at February 09, 2016 04:52 PM (EsBJe)

133 The emails are a feast for anyone paying attention, which apparently is no one, certainly no one in the State Media.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at February 09, 2016 04:52 PM (evdj2)

134 >>>>>THIS is the kind of shit that drives people to vote Trump. Just saying


well the definition i keep thinking of is of a "revolution." A rebellion can just involve one group pushing back against another. a revolution, however, involves the displacement of the current political order by another political order.

Some claim, for example, that the American Revolution was actually just a "rebellion" (as contrasted with the French one).

I don't buy into that (the American Revolution was a revolution in political ideas, as well).

But the general point, I accept.

I don't just wish to exchange Ruling Class Republicans for Ruling Class Democrats (and their baggage-train of courtiers and rent-seekers).

I want the older order destroyed. I want them swept away. I want their people OUT, and our people IN, as Hillary said of the White House Travel Office.

By the way: Ted Cruz would bring this about as well, not just Trump. They really hate Cruz because they see him as an existential threat to their phony-baloney jobs.

Posted by: ace at February 09, 2016 04:52 PM (dciA+)

135 25 Speaking of journalistic integrity, David Brock is on CNN right now doing his best to flak for Hillary and trash Bernie while pretending he is a progressive hero.

It's all just a game for ugly people.
Posted by: JackStraw
_________________

David, dude. Have you no shame? That is a seriously bad haircut.

Posted by: Donald Trump and Don King at February 09, 2016 04:52 PM (3GAnN)

136 Most of us don't understand the incestuous relationships between WallStreet, Media, and Federal Government.

They not only know each other... the literally sleep with and Marry each other...


Its ALL about access.... and some type of payoff FOR that access.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 09, 2016 04:53 PM (f7rv6)

137

wow
it's ugly out there

so, this is how I meditate now-a-days

F*ck That: An Honest Meditation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92i5m3tV5XY

it works!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 04:53 PM (qCMvj)

138 It's a good lesson-- most of what you read as 'news' is really PR, and that goes for politics and everything else.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 09, 2016 04:53 PM (oVJmc)

139 >>nah on vidcast. I get the appeal of that, but i don't like my fucking face.

Posted by: ace at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (dciA+)
<<

Use a comic book character mask. Problem fixed.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 09, 2016 04:53 PM (GGCsk)

140 ACE: A suggestion for your face issues - Luchador mask(s).

Think about it and you'll know it's the right way to go.

Posted by: CozMark at February 09, 2016 04:53 PM (CbGSW)

141 nah on vidcast. I get the appeal of that, but i don't like my fucking face.
Posted by: ace at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (dciA+)


It could be worse. You could look like me. Just sayin'.



Face for radio, voice for print.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 04:53 PM (Y42RP)

142 what do you mean by work on the podcast introduction? You think it's too brief, or you want music, or...?

-----------

I don't know if this is just my phone or not, but it is not very loud when I listen to it on the phone.

Posted by: SH at February 09, 2016 04:54 PM (gmeXX)

143 "I want the older order destroyed."

that's why I gave you a tenner

Posted by: Feh at February 09, 2016 04:54 PM (mrHIi)

144 Nacho libre outfit

Posted by: NCKate at February 09, 2016 04:54 PM (KPhjz)

145 Holy Shit. Why isn't this burning up the wires more? If this isn't mafia like tactics, I don't know what is.

But then as Ace said, there is no truth anymore, only dogmatic cult loyalty.

Posted by: Conservative Yoda at February 09, 2016 04:54 PM (NBOA5)

146 I get the appeal of that, but i don't like my fucking face.

===

so don't be fucking while on-camera, ya dope.

Posted by: Bigby's Eyepoke at February 09, 2016 04:54 PM (3ZtZW)

147 ACE: A suggestion for your face issues - Luchador mask(s).

Think about it and you'll know it's the right way to go.



Nacho Libre.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 04:54 PM (Y42RP)

148 I'm not convinced Trump would do anything against Hildabeast or Bill.

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2016 04:55 PM (HWcaz)

149 I get the appeal of that, but i don't like my fucking face.

I remember when your appearance on FNC was likened to a "mumbling hairy gourd".

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at February 09, 2016 04:55 PM (evdj2)

150 >>well the definition i keep thinking of is of a "revolution." A rebellion can just involve one group pushing back against another. a revolution, however, involves the displacement of the current political order by another political order.

Revolutions never move politics to the right, not for long. Even the Restoration was only a temporary setback to the left. You want a secession.

Posted by: a phoenician sailor at February 09, 2016 04:55 PM (uEmgg)

151 What's interesting is that this thing really pisses off the Bernie Bros and Hos. They think that Bernie is above all of this and that Hillary is "wicked sketchy".

So while this isn't exactly news to any of us, it just might keep them from voting for her at all should Bernie not Obama her.

Posted by: Lauren at February 09, 2016 04:55 PM (0C2f1)

152 You can use my face and I could lip sync it for you. Then I could do all kinds of bad stuff and people think ace did it.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 09, 2016 04:55 PM (AEEhl)

153 Nacho libre outfit


That would take the general vibe in an entirely new direction.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2016 04:55 PM (8ZskC)

154 video is overrated

to me, nothing beats a long stream of first-rate invective

sort of a lost art

Posted by: Feh at February 09, 2016 04:55 PM (mrHIi)

155 @113: "Did they all have to get a lobotomy in exchange for 'Marquee Exposure'?"

Nah, but I assume they all needed sedatives when they had to explain to family and friends why they were working alongside Andrew Sullivan at the peak of his fake Palin pregnancy paranoia.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 04:55 PM (21hN3)

156 What's that old Soviet joke about Pravda and Tass?

=========

Something like "There's no news in Izvestiya and no truth in Pravda", I think.

Posted by: mrp at February 09, 2016 04:56 PM (JBggj)

157 A Lord Humongus Hockey Mask both conceals you, and intimidates.

Just saying.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at February 09, 2016 04:56 PM (evdj2)

158 Face for radio, voice for print.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 04:53 PM (Y42RP)

You get me.

Posted by: physics geek at February 09, 2016 04:56 PM (MT22W)

159 >>By the way: Ted Cruz would bring this about as
well, not just Trump. They really hate Cruz because they see him as an
existential threat to their phony-baloney jobs.
Posted by: ace at February 09, 2016 04:52 PM (dciA+)
<<

After Trump's ethanol rift in Iowa. I'm really wondering if he would do that. It seems to me under the right circumstances, that is his fleeting, ego driven circumstances, he may choose to leave the bureaucracy as is.

That Trump implied the EPA would be used to weaponize his policy in increased ethanol subsidization and government control backed me off him a bit.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 09, 2016 04:57 PM (GGCsk)

160 And you know better than to think that voting for Ted Cruz would constitute some form of political revolution, Ace.

Posted by: a phoenician sailor at February 09, 2016 04:57 PM (uEmgg)

161 I remember when your appearance on FNC was likened to a "mumbling hairy gourd".


That's the jacket blurb he'll use when he publishes his first book.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2016 04:57 PM (8ZskC)

162 if you try to look for "ace of spaces fnc" on youtube, you get:

(Miniskirt) dance cover by ACE OF SPADES

dude

Posted by: Feh at February 09, 2016 04:57 PM (mrHIi)

163 Absolutely right, ace.

I would vote for either one if they got the nom, but the two together is kind of a dream ticket.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 09, 2016 04:57 PM (Z8DIA)

164 By the way: Ted Cruz would bring this about as well, not just Trump. They really hate Cruz because they see him as an existential threat to their phony-baloney jobs.

Posted by: ace at February 09, 2016 04:52 PM (dciA+)


yes, he is their biggest threat
and the Democrats

so they are firing at him on all cylinders

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 04:57 PM (qCMvj)

165 You want a secession.

Not that I'm not in favor but, secession leaves you with less and less area.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at February 09, 2016 04:57 PM (evdj2)

166 >>Holy Shit. Why isn't this burning up the wires more? If this isn't mafia like tactics, I don't know what is.


My guess is because it is the norm.
Sorta like the Hillary email scandal --- so many people in DC are using multiple, anonymous email accounts to skirt oversight (EPA's "Dick Windsor", Kathleen Sebelius, etc.) that it's just "nothing to see here, move along."

Posted by: Lizzy at February 09, 2016 04:58 PM (NOIQH)

167 it works!


*sniff*

That was beautiful, man.


You are a fluke of the universe. You have no right to be here. And whether you know it or not, the universe is laughing behind your back...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2016 04:58 PM (LUgeY)

168 Something like "There's no news in Izvestiya and no truth in Pravda", I think.
Posted by: mrp at February 09, 2016 04:56 PM (JBggj)

Yep. That's what I thought, but I know most of you know it and I didn't want to fuck it up and be wrong.






again.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 09, 2016 04:58 PM (kKHcp)

169 I'm shocked, SHOCKED, that the Clintons have a revolving door policy with teh media.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 09, 2016 04:58 PM (OvUux)

170 what do you mean by work on the podcast introduction? You think it's too brief, or you want music, or...?

nah on vidcast. I get the appeal of that, but i don't like my fucking face.

Posted by: ace at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (dciA+)

Work on the introduction to make it more polished and professional. In effect, don't just grunt when introduced.

People don't know your which voice is yours. Gabe does a good job hosting, but you've got to step up and get a little more microphone-friendly.

If you can't stand the look of yourself on video, make the video podcast from your prospective, with your view as the camera view.

The important part is that you'll be able to show charts, run video clips, and show guest who (in some cases) desperately want to have their faces shown.

It would be a unique platform. Don't just blow this off.

Posted by: jwest at February 09, 2016 04:58 PM (Zs4uk)

171
They not only know each other... the literally sleep with and Marry each other...


Posted by: Don Quixote at February 09, 2016 04:53 PM (f7rv6)

Our version of the ancien regime.

You know, I think I like the frog version better. At least those aristos were the patrons of artists and composers who were a bit more talented than Lena Dunham and Beyoncé.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 04:58 PM (u0lmX)

172 >>>After Trump's ethanol rift in Iowa. I'm really wondering if he would do that. It seems to me under the right circumstances, that is his fleeting, ego driven circumstances, he may choose to leave the bureaucracy as is.

yeah. can't disagree.

Posted by: ace at February 09, 2016 04:59 PM (dciA+)

173 Not that I'm not in favor but, secession leaves you with less and less area.

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Too bad for Rhode Island.

Posted by: SH at February 09, 2016 04:59 PM (gmeXX)

174 Seems a little too obvious to be real, but on the other hand we are talking about the Clintons so who knows.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 09, 2016 04:59 PM (B8JRQ)

175 nah on vidcast. I get the appeal of that, but i don't like my fucking face.

Posted by: ace at February 09, 2016 04:48 PM (dciA+)


nothin' a pirate costume couldn't hide mate

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 04:59 PM (qCMvj)

176 A vidcast? They won't even invest in microphones. It sounds like ace is usually on his phone making dinner while doing the podcast too. So unless it's "cooking with ace" a vidcast won't go anywhere.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 09, 2016 04:59 PM (vpsiB)

177 Not that I'm not in favor but, secession leaves you with less and less area.>>>

Only in the short term.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 09, 2016 04:59 PM (XtAzU)

178

Blackmail is just a form of tax.


Posted by: Your Black Robed Betters at February 09, 2016 05:00 PM (EsBJe)

179 After Trump's ethanol rift in Iowa. I'm really wondering if he would do that. It seems to me under the right circumstances, that is his fleeting, ego driven circumstances, he may choose to leave the bureaucracy as is.

yeah. can't disagree.

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This is the argument that I have been making. If you want a wrecking ball, you should want Cruz.

Posted by: SH at February 09, 2016 05:00 PM (gmeXX)

180 so they are firing at him on all cylinders
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 04:57 PM (qCMvj)


You know how we know you really are an 'ette?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 09, 2016 05:00 PM (kKHcp)

181 Do you think they even realized they are being made into dupes?
Posted by: Marcus T at February 09, 2016 04:38 PM (GGCsk)


You say that as though "dupe" were achieved in the same manner as "cuckhold." Becoming a cuckhold requires no effort on the cuckhold's part, while a dupe actively participates in his own beclowning. Or, to put it more simply: Dupes are born to dupedom; cuckholds have cuckholdery thrust upon them. To coin a phrase.

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at February 09, 2016 05:00 PM (wKcQA)

182 This is one of the worst examples of blatant, stupid media bias and manipulation ever. Its made even worse by the guy's apology later.

Media types are so craven and easily manipulated. Its just a running gag, all you have to do is threaten and scare them and they will roll over and pee themselves.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 05:01 PM (39g3+)

183 "In effect, don't just grunt when introduced."

Eye of Newt and Grunt of Ewok....

Actually, I think jwest's suggestions are pretty good. But it's ace's call.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 05:01 PM (u0lmX)

184 >>Too bad for Rhode Island.

On the other hand, we don't have that many people so its all good.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 09, 2016 05:01 PM (/tuJf)

185 >>Ace could wear a Lone Ranger mask and hat. It would only add to his already awesome mystique.

I'm picturing a trenchcoat and a nice 50s (?) detective kind of hat/look...

Posted by: Lea at February 09, 2016 05:01 PM (lIU4e)

186 Eh, what do you expect from a group that lets themselves be led around by rope at a parade? This is just leading them around by email.

Posted by: Bitblt at February 09, 2016 05:01 PM (NouFn)

187 Only in the short term.

Ah, Reconquista. We can regroup and then drive the Mooks out.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at February 09, 2016 05:02 PM (evdj2)

188 >>>Revolutions never move politics to the right, not for long. Even the Restoration was only a temporary setback to the left. You want a secession.

maybe

Posted by: ace at February 09, 2016 05:02 PM (dciA+)

189 Many pundits I hear on the radio keep floating out the idea that Hildabeast will soon be underwater with the FBI investigation, and Democrats aren't going to have a guy who isn't really a Democrat. That leaves a drafting of someone else, Uncle Joe and Lieawatha, of maybe Castro.

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2016 05:02 PM (HWcaz)

190 "secession leaves you with less and less area.
"

Not always. Sometimes you secede and hitch yourself to some other country and then regret your mistake forever more. Always stay independent guys. Always.

Posted by: Texas at February 09, 2016 05:02 PM (0C2f1)

191 Luchador masks Ace. A mask for any mood.

Think about it. It's brilliant. And they're reasonably priced.

Luchador masks @ Amazon

https://tinyurl.com/gttm795

Posted by: CozMark at February 09, 2016 05:02 PM (CbGSW)

192
This is one of the worst examples of blatant, stupid media bias and
manipulation ever. Its made even worse by the guy's apology later.


I'd say worse goes on every day.

This is just one you know about.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 09, 2016 05:02 PM (oVJmc)

193 i'll look into better audio options.

Posted by: ace at February 09, 2016 05:03 PM (dciA+)

194 Nixon rubber facemask is the only correct answer.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 05:03 PM (21hN3)

195 so they are firing at him on all cylinders
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 04:57 PM (qCMvj)


You know how we know you really are an 'ette?
Posted by: OneEyedJack



Mashed. It. Up.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 05:03 PM (Y42RP)

196 Yep. That's what I thought, but I know most of you know it and I didn't want to fuck it up and be wrong.

==========================

For the record, sock_rat_eez commented first at #107

Posted by: mrp at February 09, 2016 05:03 PM (JBggj)

197 Revolutions never move politics to the right, not
for long.
Posted by: a phoenician sailor


Disagree. Revolutions are transient by nature, as they inevitably eat their own. However, the longest lived modern revolution, the Russian Revolution, was not a move to the left, if you argue that Nazism was a move to the right. They were equivalent. I'd rather describe both as a move down.

Posted by: pep at February 09, 2016 05:03 PM (LAe3v)

198 so they are firing at him on all cylinders

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 04:57 PM (qCMvj)


You know how we know you really are an 'ette?


Heh.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2016 05:03 PM (8ZskC)

199 "secession leaves you with less and less area.
"

Not always. Sometimes you secede and hitch yourself to some other country and then regret your mistake forever more. Always stay independent guys. Always.

Posted by: Texas at February 09, 2016 05:02 PM (0C2f1)

-----------

Texas lost a lot of territory when it joined a nation. Maybe we can get it back.

Posted by: SH at February 09, 2016 05:04 PM (gmeXX)

200 They must think it's safe to do so now which means the Clinton Machine is on the ropes.
Posted by: Decaf


Choomy McFuckstick gave them the go ahead.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 09, 2016 05:04 PM (89T5c)

201 You know how we know you really are an 'ette?
Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 09, 2016 05:00 PM (kKHcp)


because my sockpuppet makes no references to my "junk?"

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 05:04 PM (qCMvj)

202 One day we will return and what was once ours, will be ours again. E Plebnista.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at February 09, 2016 05:04 PM (evdj2)

203 i'll look into better audio options.

Posted by: ace at February 09, 2016 05:03 PM (dciA+)


Call me.

Posted by: Amalgamated Tin Cans & String Mfg. Corp. at February 09, 2016 05:04 PM (8ZskC)

204
Yes let us not forget David Brooks who is likewise being bought/blackmailed. Nor any of his brethren in the media.
The media: They are just members of various lobbying organizations now.
Follow at a distance and wear coveralls/boots.

Posted by: simplemind at February 09, 2016 05:05 PM (JTwsP)

205 Nixon rubber facemask is the only correct answer.



I have a better idea.

Posted by: Buffalo Bill at February 09, 2016 05:05 PM (EsBJe)

206 That's coercion not blackmail. Blackmail is agreeing not to divulge info. I say that because I don't think blackmail should necessarily be illegal unless the info was gathered illegally.


Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 09, 2016 05:05 PM (AEEhl)

207 They were equivalent. I'd rather describe both as a move down.

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I think someone may have written a book about this.

Posted by: SH at February 09, 2016 05:05 PM (gmeXX)

208 F*ck That: An Honest Meditation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92i5m3tV5XY
it works!
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 04:53 PM (qCMvj)


Awesome.

Posted by: Lea at February 09, 2016 05:05 PM (lIU4e)

209 "Ah, Reconquista. We can regroup and then drive the Mooks out.
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!,"


What about the Moops?

Posted by: George Costanza at February 09, 2016 05:05 PM (OD2ni)

210 It seems to me under the right circumstances, that is his fleeting, ego driven circumstances, he may choose to leave the bureaucracy as is.

I think the first time the bureaucracy balked or refused to do what he wanted, he'd go berserk and start cleaning house, though.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 05:05 PM (39g3+)

211 >>> Posted by: jwest at February 09, 2016 04:58 PM (Zs4uk)
-----
That sounds like a lot of work and preplanning. If Ace wanted to be on Fox, I am sure he could easily be a regular on Red Eye.

Posted by: Marco Rubio at February 09, 2016 05:05 PM (2x3L+)

212 #176 It sounds like ace is usually on his phone making dinner while doing the podcast too.
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I don't think the Internets are ready for a "Cooking With Ace" vidcast.

Posted by: mrp at February 09, 2016 05:06 PM (JBggj)

213 @193: "i'll look into better audio options."

http://www.podcastmethod.co/podcasting-equipment-guide

https://marco.org/podcasting-microphones

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 05:06 PM (21hN3)

214 Off Robot sock

Posted by: Marco Rubio at February 09, 2016 05:06 PM (2x3L+)

215 "Maybe we can get it back"

That's my hope. And hopefully we could pick up some new territory too.

Posted by: Lauren at February 09, 2016 05:06 PM (3DIzJ)

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 05:06 PM (21hN3)

217 F*ck That: An Honest Meditation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92i5m3tV5XY
it works!
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 04:53 PM (qCMvj)

Awesome.
Posted by: Lea at February 09, 2016 05:05 PM (lIU4e)


Yeah, I'm going to let the rest just play itself out while I make dinner. lol

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 05:06 PM (qCMvj)

218 yes, he is their biggest threat

and the Democrats



so they are firing at him on all cylinders


I'm an optimist, so I'll assume that all the fire will anneal him and make him stronger.

Posted by: pep at February 09, 2016 05:06 PM (LAe3v)

219 We burned them down by the hundreds, and still they came.

Posted by: The Mooks at February 09, 2016 05:06 PM (evdj2)

220 Stoopid italics.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 05:06 PM (21hN3)

221 Walter Freeman barrel for you

Posted by: L, Elle at February 09, 2016 05:07 PM (2x3L+)

222

we all float down here, Walter...

Posted by: The Barrel at February 09, 2016 05:07 PM (EsBJe)

223 "202 One day we will return and what was once ours, will be ours again. E Plebnista.
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!,"


That Yang chick that got hypnotized by Spock in the jail cell was pretty hot.

Posted by: Benji Carver at February 09, 2016 05:07 PM (OD2ni)

224 #176 It sounds like ace is usually on his phone making dinner while doing the podcast too./i]

yeah, that's the thing - I can barely hear Ace for some reason

sounds distant and garbled

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 05:07 PM (qCMvj)

225 Lucky for Walter the Barrel was cleaned last year.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2016 05:07 PM (8ZskC)

226 New Hampster should declare all the Presidential candidates state residents, effectively doubliing its voter base.

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at February 09, 2016 05:07 PM (wKcQA)

227 The signs do seem to me the Titanic class ship named Hildabeast has hit a iceberg and the deck hands are forcing the passengers to stay off the life boats.

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2016 05:07 PM (HWcaz)

228 Double barrel.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 09, 2016 05:08 PM (oVJmc)

229 THIS is the kind of shit that drives people to vote Trump. Just saying



===





We are shocked (SHOCKED!) to find gambling going on in here! /sarc

Need I remind anyone that Trump has already used this tactic to shape (or try and shape) the debates? I would not be at all (SHOCKED!) to find out he had done the exact same thing in his business life. After all he is a powerful guy; why shouldn't he demand control over content in exchange for access?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 09, 2016 05:08 PM (NPofj)

230 Memo to Atlantic Editorial Staff:
PS
From now on, you shall refer to Mr. Armbinder simply as "Bitch."

Posted by: HRC at February 09, 2016 05:08 PM (k8tEg)

231 Freeman? Walter Freeman? Party of one?

Your barrel is ready

Posted by: Teh Barrel at February 09, 2016 05:08 PM (ZQfW9)

232 Get going, Freeman, the barrel is t going to defile itself

Posted by: L, Elle at February 09, 2016 05:09 PM (2x3L+)

233 because my sockpuppet makes no references to my "junk?"
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 05:04 PM (qCMvj)


Because you mixed your metaphors like only a chick could.
Firing on all cylinders refers to engines working at peak efficiency.
Firing at from all sides would be the proper gun related trope.

You mixed them in a cute way. Not Yogi Berra good, but cute.
No dude would do that.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 09, 2016 05:09 PM (kKHcp)

234 Clean enough if you can ignore the smell of decaying hobos.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 05:09 PM (21hN3)

235 Yeah, I'm going to let the rest just play itself out while I make dinner. lol
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 05:06 PM (qCMvj)


Yeah...it's been a long week and its only Tuesday. that's probably bad.

Posted by: Lea at February 09, 2016 05:09 PM (lIU4e)

236 I don't think the Internets are ready for a "Cooking With Ace" vidcast.


Posted by: mrp at February 09, 2016 05:06 PM (JBggj)

Chemjeff might find it useful.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 09, 2016 05:09 PM (u0lmX)

237 201
You know how we know you really are an 'ette?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 09, 2016 05:00 PM (kKHcp)



because my sockpuppet makes no references to my "junk?"


And you don't exaggerate.

Posted by: pep at February 09, 2016 05:09 PM (LAe3v)

238 193 i'll look into better audio options.

Posted by: ace at February 09, 2016 05:03 PM (dciA+)



Be sure to send them to DrewM as well.

Posted by: buzzion at February 09, 2016 05:10 PM (z/Ubi)

239 215 "Maybe we can get it back"

That's my hope. And hopefully we could pick up some new territory too.



One of the old 1836 Texas maps shows a panhandle almost all the way to Montana.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 05:10 PM (Y42RP)

240 Ace, you should do a radio show. You have a good voice. That would be fun. We could all call in and annoy the hell out of you

Posted by: L, Elle at February 09, 2016 05:11 PM (2x3L+)

241 As long as you're still around, time for a little unsolicited advice.

Work on the podcast introduction a little and maybe take it more seriously. There are more than just us idiots listening. Think about upgrading to a video podcast, especially for campaign coverage.

You never know when you'll have the opportunity for shit to get real.Posted by: jwest at February 09, 2016 04:43Yep. The traditional media is dead, they just haven't reached room temperature yet. No longer watch any of the crap on TV at all. There's an audience for unvarnished enthusiastic truth tellers thanks to the frauds. Take advantage.

Posted by: simplemind at February 09, 2016 05:11 PM (JTwsP)

242 annoy the hell out of you
Posted by: L, Elle at February 09, 2016 05:11 PM (2x3L+)

We don't annoy him now?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 09, 2016 05:11 PM (DUoqb)

243 I always thought the DNC would never nominate Hillary. (I may yet be proved wrong on that.)

Never in my imagination did I think an even older, more tottery lily white long time politician who didn't even run for his senate seat as a Dem could be the alternative. (I think the occupy WS and BLM movements may have gotten away from their instigators, but who knows, perhaps Soros sees some kind of power grab opportunity )

Posted by: PaleRider at February 09, 2016 05:11 PM (dkExz)

244 90 Okay that was funny.

Posted by: simplemind at February 09, 2016 05:12 PM (JTwsP)

245 It is to both his credit and chagrin that Ace is eternally a "party of one."

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at February 09, 2016 05:13 PM (wKcQA)

246 i'll look into better audio options.



I have a Blue Snowball mic that I like a lot. It has three different settings and will do the surround thingy, if you're doing what I think you're doing with the mic.

You on one side, phone on the other.

It's Plug ampersand Play, USB, and your recording software should see it easily.
And they're cheap, too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2016 05:13 PM (LUgeY)

247 241 As long as you're still around, time for a little unsolicited advice.

Work on the podcast introduction a little and maybe take it more seriously. There are more than just us idiots listening. Think about upgrading to a video podcast, especially for campaign coverage.




Pssssssst. Merchandising!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 05:13 PM (Y42RP)

248 244 90 Okay that was funny.
Posted by: simplemind at February 09, 2016 05:12 PM (JTwsP)



Marco Rubio's Secret Service name: Johnny Three-Times

Posted by: buzzion at February 09, 2016 05:13 PM (z/Ubi)

249 If ace did video he would need to take a shower every so often. That doesn't sound like its in the cards.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 09, 2016 05:13 PM (/tuJf)

250 Personally, I've always considered ace's podcast to be a [i/]strikingly powerful ally in his contined utter domination of the conservative blogosphere. A video podcast featuring a masked ace? Totally fucking badass idea!

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at February 09, 2016 05:14 PM (1RNgT)

251 Never in my imagination did I think an even older, more tottery lily white long time politician who didn't even run for his senate seat as a Dem could be the alternative. (I think the occupy WS and BLM movements may have gotten away from their instigators, but who knows, perhaps Soros sees some kind of power grab opportunity )

Posted by: PaleRider at February 09, 2016 05:11 PM (dkExz)



Nothing says look to the future like a 75 year old commie.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 09, 2016 05:14 PM (493sH)

252 Intel Chief: We Dont Know Whether Iran Will Build Nuke Weapons
Iran has largest stockpile of ballistic missiles in Middle East

The top U.S. intelligence official told Congress on Tuesday that Iran could move forward with the construction of a nuclear weapon at any time and that there is no way to know

Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 09, 2016 05:14 PM (DUoqb)

253 Nothing says look to the future like a 75 year old commie.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 09, 2016 05:14 PM (493sH)


74

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 09, 2016 05:15 PM (DUoqb)

254 "anneal him and make him stronger"

Annealing makes a metal soft. That means it has a lower yield strength, and is less strong.

Posted by: Chris M at February 09, 2016 05:15 PM (k3w9p)

255 Yeah, Ace of Spades radio would be something like this:

Austin Public Access:
https://tinyurl.com/hmwcbg7

APA gave us Alex Jones people. Alex. Jones. Need I say more?

Posted by: CozMark at February 09, 2016 05:15 PM (CbGSW)

256 i'll look into better audio options.
==========================

AND NOW FOR TONIGHT'S NEWS

Posted by: Garret Morris at February 09, 2016 05:15 PM (JBggj)

257 Nothing says look to the future like a 75 year old commie.


He's got at least a good 10 more years on him.

Posted by: Leonid Brezhnev at February 09, 2016 05:15 PM (8ZskC)

258
It is to both his credit and chagrin that Ace is eternally a "party of one."

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at February 09, 2016 05:13 PM (wKcQA)


We suspect he had a date last week because he showered.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 09, 2016 05:15 PM (NPofj)

259 The political media has become the sports media.

People report on sports because they like sports. People report on government because they like government.

Moreover, the sports media is characterized by access. The "best" reporters are the ones who can get an interview with LeBron James. If LeBron won't give you an interview, you're useless.

So politicians, especially liberal ones, can threaten to freeze out journalists and, well, what are they going to do?

They don't make their bones bringing down politicians, they make their bones getting access.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 09, 2016 05:15 PM (Xd2w5)

260 Because you mixed your metaphors like only a chick could.
Firing on all cylinders refers to engines working at peak efficiency.
Firing at from all sides would be the proper gun related trope.

You mixed them in a cute way. Not Yogi Berra good, but cute.
No dude would do that.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 09, 2016 05:09 PM (kKHcp)


heh.
I know how a car works.

Peak efficiency attacks on Cruz, yup. That is exactly how I meant it, but w/e. I used the "from all sides the other day..."

now, back to the Arrow... after watching the Poirot finale (sad/weird/good)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 05:15 PM (qCMvj)

261 Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Tammy Duckworth said on Monday that politicians are contributing to the rise of Islamic terrorists in the United States by calling for stricter immigration laws.

She is proof positive that stupid goes hand in hand with fat and ugly

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 09, 2016 05:16 PM (DUoqb)

262 Nothing says look to the future like a 75 year old commie.

In fairness, the Democrats are running a 149 year old playbook.

Posted by: Grump928(c) notes Das Kapital was published in 1867 at February 09, 2016 05:16 PM (evdj2)

263 God, I hope they served some fantastic chow at that council meeting because listening to Hillary Clinton pontificate is like digging a broken chicken bone out the ass of a distressed canine.

Posted by: Fritz at February 09, 2016 05:17 PM (BngQR)

264 i'll look into better audio options.

Posted by: ace at February 09, 2016 05:03 PM (dciA+)


Yay! That is usually why I turn it off. I have to be so close to my laptop to hear it at full volume.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 05:17 PM (qCMvj)

265 God, that voice in the column is the exact voice used to write The Mega Independent in. Back in 2009, too. I mean I just read that excerpt and it could have come straight off my own keyboard. Guess satire was dead even back then.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at February 09, 2016 05:17 PM (JwLCI)

266 1867. The Wave of the Future right there.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 09, 2016 05:17 PM (evdj2)

267 Must be shift change.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 09, 2016 05:18 PM (evdj2)

268 three in a row?

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 09, 2016 05:18 PM (evdj2)

269 yep, shift change

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 09, 2016 05:19 PM (evdj2)

270 or I've been willowed.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 09, 2016 05:19 PM (evdj2)

271 So where is CAC's exit polls? We were promised exit polls at 5pm EST.

Posted by: Soona at February 09, 2016 05:19 PM (Fmupd)

272 this is getting eerie

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 09, 2016 05:19 PM (evdj2)

273 It would be a unique platform. Don't just blow this off.
Posted by: jwest
-----------
Because when jwest talks, people listen.

Posted by: Chi at February 09, 2016 05:19 PM (OUpHg)

274 I can see you, Grump.

But I can't hear you very well. Walk toward the light...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2016 05:20 PM (LUgeY)

275 I'm gonna go get the papers, get the papers.

Posted by: Marco Rubio at February 09, 2016 05:20 PM (OD2ni)

276 Ok so Marc Ambinder has been fired immediately from whatever it is that he does, correct?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 09, 2016 05:20 PM (4ErVI)

277 I pronounce this thread ... clean.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 09, 2016 05:20 PM (evdj2)

278 Just another feather in the cap of the donkey-humping media.

Oh, and what does Hillary sound like when she's losing? Like a table lamp colliding with sheetrock.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 09, 2016 05:20 PM (zQfVz)

279 On the video podcasting...

CAC got some national attention in the last cycle with his election coverage, but there was a total lack of speculation pieces and non-elitist opinion, which the general public was crying for.

This cycle is an opportunity to build some big numbers with a rogue poll watching and analysis blog/video. Lots of interaction on a panel and with commentators.

Sponsors love numbers.

Posted by: jwest at February 09, 2016 05:20 PM (Zs4uk)

280 DD teaser polls, kind of, up.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 09, 2016 05:21 PM (vbkW0)

281 273 It would be a unique platform. Don't just blow this off.
Posted by: jwest
-----------
Because when jwest talks, people listen.
Posted by: Chi at February 09, 2016 05:19 PM (OUpHg

***SNORTS***

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 09, 2016 05:21 PM (voOPb)

282
So where is CAC's exit polls? We were promised exit polls at 5pm EST.

Posted by: Soona at February 09, 2016 05:19 PM (Fmupd)

I think that was corrected to 7pm EST.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 09, 2016 05:21 PM (NPofj)

283 Why are there bloody claw marks inside the barrel?!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 05:21 PM (21hN3)

284
Bernie may need to modify is call to his young comrades.

Workers of the world unite you have...no jobs because they economy sucks and a lot of you are a bunch of young layabouts who don't want any responsibility and want everything handed to you and be told how special you are. You have nothing to lose but your chains!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 09, 2016 05:21 PM (493sH)

285
perhaps Soros sees some kind of power grab opportunity

Yeah when the chaos rains and governments totter the guys with the gold will hold all the cards, if you want to keep playing poker. And like the addicts they are, the politicians can't back away from the game. Its what they live for. The rest of us, like adependent family, get dragged down with them.

Posted by: simplemind at February 09, 2016 05:21 PM (JTwsP)

286 269 yep, shift change
Posted by: Grump928(c)


Yeah. On way home. Meed a red light to break the green light cycle so I can read and post.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 05:22 PM (Y42RP)

287 If buzzion were alive today, would he be

A: Advising Ace
B: Starting a competing website
or
C: Scratching frantically at the sides of the barrel

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 09, 2016 05:22 PM (evdj2)

288 The day someone steers a warp speed plane loaded with plutonium infused gasoline into MSM HQ can't be soon enough.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 09, 2016 05:22 PM (4ErVI)

289 He admitted this was wrong after he left The Atlantic where it took place.

However, I'm pretty sure the rest of the people mentioned are still working where they are.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 05:22 PM (39g3+)

290 L'Affaire Hillary is really an expose of the entire culture of Washington.

Blatant conflict of interest, monetizing public office, astroturf groups funded by hidden money, planting questions, faking news stories, obstructing investigations, destroying evidence, deliberate obfuscation, etc etc are actually the standard of operation in DC.

As is of course, viewing all of government as simply an advantage or disadvantage to one's career, as opposed to serious consideration of our national interest, or even basic national security.

So, its hard for those immersed in DC culture to be outraged by prosecute one who has simply done, on a broader canvas than most, just what "everyone" (who attended the same schools and effete cocktail parties) does, or aspires themselves to do.

This road does not lead me to Trump, btw, but in the words of Chris Rock, I can sort of understand.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at February 09, 2016 05:22 PM (k8tEg)

291 Annealing makes a metal soft. That means it has a lower yield strength, and is less strong.



It makes a brittle metal less so. Better able to absorb shock.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2016 05:22 PM (LUgeY)

292 Marc Ambinder looks like a Bitch!

Posted by: Jules Winnfield at February 09, 2016 05:23 PM (OD2ni)

293 >>So where is CAC's exit polls? We were promised exit polls at 5pm EST.


http://www.decisiondeskhq.com//

Posted by: JackStraw at February 09, 2016 05:24 PM (/tuJf)

294 Why are there bloody claw marks inside the barrel?!



Those are called "Hope" marks.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 05:24 PM (Y42RP)

295 So, its hard for those immersed in DC culture to be outraged by prosecute one who has simply done, on a broader canvas than most, just what "everyone" (who attended the same schools and effete cocktail parties) does, or aspires themselves to do.

This road does not lead me to Trump, btw, but in the words of Chris Rock, I can sort of understand.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at February 09, 2016 05:22 PM (k8tEg)



I'm hoping for a good Attila the Hun style sacking of DC

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 09, 2016 05:24 PM (493sH)

296 >>> Why are there bloody claw marks inside the barrel?!
Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 05:21 PM
-----
That was from when the Ewok was in the Barrel. He was pretty pissed about the whole thing.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 09, 2016 05:24 PM (2x3L+)

297
Why are there bloody claw marks inside the barrel?!----Walter Freeman

That is one of the "nicer" things in the barrel.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault whale at February 09, 2016 05:25 PM (0x/TW)

298 MORE FISH

Posted by: The 4X4 Barrel at February 09, 2016 05:25 PM (evdj2)

299 So Trump wins it going away, and Hillary gets crushed by Uncle Bernie.

Gonna be some retribution.

Posted by: Phoulish Phodie at February 09, 2016 05:25 PM (r4Zyw)

300 Annealing makes a metal soft. That means it has a lower yield strength, and is less strong.



It makes a brittle metal less so. Better able to absorb shock.



Brass .223 necks.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 05:25 PM (Y42RP)

301
as a result of the gamblingloses, the Soros of the world have leverage on the politico gambling addicts.

The gamblers need allies cause whentheend gamedraws near there is going to be a call to let them swing and write off all their debts. Restart.

That's why the gamblers have created their own free stuff armies. Those armies won't want the gaming to stop either and they will swing the balance of power as you have already seen.

Posted by: simplemind at February 09, 2016 05:26 PM (JTwsP)

302 This is worse than the journalism of
UNDERAGE DOMINICAN HOOKERS?

Posted by: Bubba at February 09, 2016 05:26 PM (n6Omg)

303 Our political system has gone to the hogs.

Swine-heart 2016!

Posted by: Cheri at February 09, 2016 05:26 PM (oiNtH)

304 I have a bad feeling the spawn of the Mailman will win NH or come in a close second tonight. That would be a disaster.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 09, 2016 05:26 PM (2x3L+)

305 Annealing makes a metal soft. That means it has a lower yield strength, and is less strong.

Posted by: Chris M
--------------
Huh. Learn something new every day.
I thought annealing was what the MFM do before Obama & crew...

Posted by: Chi at February 09, 2016 05:26 PM (OUpHg)

306 I understand how hardening and annealing iron works, rearranging the carbon atoms and all that, but how does it work for brass?

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 09, 2016 05:26 PM (evdj2)

307 Scratching frantically at the sides of the barrel

Wait... is that the sound I keep hearing?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 05:26 PM (39g3+)

308 299 So Trump wins it going away, and Hillary gets crushed by Uncle Bernie.

Gonna be some retribution

Trump will win tonight but not by as much as some have said... kasich will be second and either Cruz or Rubio third.... That's my prediction.... Take it with a grain of salt...

Posted by: donna at February 09, 2016 05:27 PM (/dSsq)

309 Test...

Posted by: Buddy Bizarre at February 09, 2016 05:27 PM (/ISIm)

310 I have a bad feeling the spawn of the Mailman will win NH or come in a close second tonight. That would be a disaster.

I don't think so. This is Kasich shot, after this it's much worse territory for him.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 09, 2016 05:27 PM (evdj2)

311 Brass .223 necks.


A-2 tool steel. Rc 58-62.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2016 05:28 PM (LUgeY)

312 I have a bad feeling the spawn of the Mailman will win NH or come in a close second tonight. That would be a disaster.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 09, 2016 05:26 PM (2x3L+)

Spawn of mailman could win every single vote in NH (including the ones cast in the Dem primary) and he would still go nowhere with the rest of the country.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 09, 2016 05:29 PM (NPofj)

313 Nothing says look to the future like a 75 year old commie.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 09, 2016 05:14 PM (493sH)

2016: When Everything Old Is New Again.

Posted by: antisocialist at February 09, 2016 05:29 PM (cDs+4)

314 See, Bernie knows how communism is really supposed to work. Not that old soviet or kmer rouge communism. Real communism like KM envisioned. There will still be theft and killing involved but the communism will be real. Totally.

Posted by: Eromero at February 09, 2016 05:30 PM (zLDYs)

315
I have a bad feeling the spawn of the Mailman will win NH or come in a close second tonight. That would be a disaster.
Don't worry, in his own words he's a compromise choice between Hillary and Bernie -- right in the middle. Bernie to the left of me Hillary to the right!

He doesn't even want to win, he's only in it to suck votes away from others in hopes of getting a chance for the party to broker the convention away from trump and cruz.

Posted by: simplemind at February 09, 2016 05:30 PM (JTwsP)

316 I have a bad feeling the spawn of the Mailman will win NH or come in a close second tonight. That would be a disaster.

I would not at all be surprised.

But really, what does this say about Rubio's amazing victory? /FoxNews

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 05:30 PM (39g3+)

317 Maybe Rubio will have a decisive win by coming in fifth. Or sixth, even more decisive.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 09, 2016 05:30 PM (oVJmc)

318 Was it Drudge that had up the 365 billion dollar trade deficit with China?

Let's sing - Look for the union label.

Posted by: Phoulish Phodie at February 09, 2016 05:30 PM (r4Zyw)

319
2016: When Everything Old Is New Again.


2016:When everything Old is still Old...

Posted by: donna at February 09, 2016 05:30 PM (/dSsq)

320 Dammit, I can't post a comment from a Salon article. I keep getting a '500 server internal error' even after stripping out all the formatting codes.

Posted by: Buddy Bizarre at February 09, 2016 05:31 PM (/ISIm)

321 Seriously, we would never accept this kind of bullshit as legitimate journalism.

Posted by: Tiger Beat at February 09, 2016 05:31 PM (8ZskC)

322 Why are there bloody claw marks inside the barrel?!
Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 05:21 PM

Don't worry about those. Just hope you don't run into what made those claw marks...

Posted by: antisocialist at February 09, 2016 05:31 PM (cDs+4)

323 I think Heb! will make an amazing comeback tonight.

Has anyone seen the short bus? It's late.

Posted by: Soona at February 09, 2016 05:31 PM (Fmupd)

324
Maybe Rubio will have a decisive win by coming in fifth. Or sixth, even more decisive.
Don't mock. That's a pretty good showing for a robot.

Posted by: simplemind at February 09, 2016 05:32 PM (JTwsP)

325 320 Dammit, I can't post a comment from a Salon article. I keep getting a '500 server internal error' even after stripping out all the formatting codes.
Posted by: Buddy Bizarre at February 09, 2016 05:31 PM (/ISIm)


Buddy, we'll have that cleared up in about two weeks.

Posted by: jwest at February 09, 2016 05:32 PM (Zs4uk)

326 Yeah, but if he wins or comes in a close second, the media will give him the Rubio treatment in Iowa and pretend he is the front runner now. Then he will be even more insufferable than he already is. Can you imagine all the wild hand gestures in his victory speech?

Posted by: L, Elle at February 09, 2016 05:32 PM (2x3L+)

327 Has been forgotten actress Mayim Bialik is mentioned on my Facebook Trending feed -- a collection of stories nobody is talking about but publicists paid to get listed -- and the story claims she "flashed her cleavage" at Piers Morgan.

While you're trying to wrap your head around why anyone would do that or how anyone gives a damn... Mayim Bialik has cleavage?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 05:32 PM (39g3+)

328 I think Heb! will make an amazing comeback tonight.


They sure have been pushing that....

Posted by: donna at February 09, 2016 05:32 PM (/dSsq)

329

Arrow AKA Anorexic Superheroes Everywhere

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 05:32 PM (qCMvj)

330 2016:When everything Old is still Old...
Posted by: donna at February 09, 2016 05:30 PM (/dSsq)

Well, now that you mention it...

Posted by: antisocialist at February 09, 2016 05:32 PM (cDs+4)

331 "Don't worry about those. Just hope you don't run into what made those claw marks..."

You are in a barrel. There is a nonzero chance that you will encounter a grue...

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 09, 2016 05:32 PM (iIzG7)

332 Seriously, we would never accept this kind of bullshit as legitimate journalism.


We, however, would.

Posted by: Rolling Stone back when it was a newspaper at February 09, 2016 05:32 PM (LUgeY)

333 @320: "I keep getting a '500 server internal error' even after stripping out all the formatting codes."

http://www.unicodetools.com/unicode/utf8-to-latin-converter.php

Use the above. Convert from UTF-8 to Latin. Copy and paste here again.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 05:33 PM (21hN3)

334 Maybe Rubio will have a decisive win by coming in fifth. Or sixth, even more decisive.

6th is a bigger number. Clearly, that is better.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 05:33 PM (39g3+)

335 As someone observed up above, one of Limbaugh's best shticks is the audio montage of talking heads using the exact same words to describe something.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 09, 2016 05:34 PM (Z8DIA)

336 Slightly OT: I just read this comment at Salon. It's astonishing how they can see things so completely different from my perceived reality...

Skip down the comment by Randy Stone.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z7xff5p

Posted by: Buddy Bizarre at February 09, 2016 05:34 PM (/ISIm)

337 Okay, I'll use "muscular" but "charming" is a line I WILL NOT CROSS.

Posted by: Marc Ambinder at February 09, 2016 05:34 PM (8ZskC)

338 You are in a barrel. There is a nonzero chance that you will encounter a grue...

I thought Maetenloch swapped it out for a gelatinous cube

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 05:34 PM (39g3+)

339 Off, Creem magazine sock.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2016 05:34 PM (LUgeY)

340 Was it Drudge that had up the 365 billion dollar trade deficit with China?

Let's sing - Look for the union label.


Rook for the union rabel

Posted by: rickb223 at February 09, 2016 05:34 PM (Y42RP)

341 "...Mayim Bialik is mentioned on my Facebook Trending feed -- "


I've got her booked on the AoS video podcast a week from Tuesday.

Posted by: jwest at February 09, 2016 05:35 PM (Zs4uk)

342 >>> Dammit, I can't post a comment from a Salon article. I keep getting a '500 server internal error' even after stripping out all the formatting codes.
Posted by: Buddy Bizarre at February 09, 2016 05:31 PM (/I
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It's cute you think that will work. I stopped trying to cut and paste anything here a long time ago. Better to link it in your nic

Posted by: L, Elle at February 09, 2016 05:35 PM (2x3L+)

343 Can you imagine all the wild hand gestures in his victory speech?
Posted by: L, Elle at February 09, 2016 05:32 PM (2x3L+)




http://9gag.com/gag/am9Xnzv/john-kasich-fruit-ninja

mebbe with a crazy scream at the end.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 09, 2016 05:35 PM (kKHcp)

344

1% reporting, Go Bernie!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 05:35 PM (qCMvj)

345 Spawn of mailman could win every single vote in NH (including the ones cast in the Dem primary) and he would still go nowhere with the rest of the country.
Posted by: redbanzai at February 09, 2016 05:29 PM (NPofj)

******

He has spent the last 2 weeks camped in NH. In a rusted out mail truck. Down by the river.

It's all he's got. I see him bowing out by Vegas.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 09, 2016 05:35 PM (bMNCx)

346 Confirmed. The MSM is Pravda with nicer suits and haircuts.

Actually that's a bit harsh on Pravda since either they reported what they were told to report or shovel salt in Siberia. These hacks do it eagerly and willingly for social status, a bigger paycheck, and to suck up to those in power.

Posted by: kbdabear at February 09, 2016 05:35 PM (p/5SA)

347 one of Limbaugh's best shticks is the audio montage of talking heads using the exact same words to describe something.

Gravitas... gravitas.... gravitas... gravitas... gravitas.... gravitas... gravitas... gravitas.... gravitas... gravitas... gravitas.... gravitas... gravitas...

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 05:35 PM (39g3+)

348 If any member of the Moron Nation got an "OK" before stating what the conditions were ... we all know the last one will be quoting Mel Gibson...am I right, or am I right?

Posted by: Paladin (Moderately Nefarious) at February 09, 2016 05:35 PM (E1aoU)

349 Has been forgotten actress Mayim Bialik

She's currently on the #1 comedy on television.

The only thing that beat it this week is the Superbowl.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 09, 2016 05:36 PM (oVJmc)

350

How is Kasich even getting any votes at all?

good grief

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 05:36 PM (qCMvj)

351 "Press Handler" would be an awesome name for a presidential spokes hole, like Josh Earnest.

Posted by: that guy who yells "WOO!" at February 09, 2016 05:36 PM (8TdcF)

352 Use the above. Convert from UTF-8 to Latin. Copy and paste here again.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 05:33 PM (21hN3)


Expectations have really been raised for this comment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2016 05:36 PM (8ZskC)

353
So actually the whole Rubio thing is a good sign.

Clearly when you compare Hillary and Rubio, the Republicans have the edge in robotic technology.

So progress, right?

Posted by: simplemind at February 09, 2016 05:36 PM (JTwsP)

354 328
I think Heb! will make an amazing comeback tonight.





They sure have been pushing that....

Posted by: donna at February 09, 2016 05:32 PM (/dSsq)

Which was floated, I believe, immediately after Marco the Robot melted down. Feels like a set up for some crooked shenanigans to me.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 09, 2016 05:36 PM (4ErVI)

355 Baghdad Bob was mocked and parodied, but at least he had the excuse of not wanting to be the next guy fed feet first into a metal shredder

Posted by: kbdabear at February 09, 2016 05:37 PM (p/5SA)

356 I'm going to go ahead and guess I'm not the first to proclaim"Shock! /sarc" at this (re)revelation.

Posted by: jow at February 09, 2016 05:37 PM (7d8Ef)

357 Overton window reference, claiming their candidates belong to the other party, lurching to the other side.... it's like the mirror universe in Star Trek TOS.


Posted by: Buddy Bizarre at February 09, 2016 05:37 PM (/ISIm)

358 Actually that's a bit harsh on Pravda since either they reported what they were told to report or shovel salt in Siberia. These hacks do it eagerly and willingly for social status, a bigger paycheck, and to suck up to those in power.

Yeah. Never in history has there been a more servile, deliberately obeisant and craven media body than in the United States. Nobody is forcing them, nobody is endangering them. Obama threatens them once in a while, but they were already complying. They're doing it to themselves. Its inconceivable to me.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 05:38 PM (39g3+)

359 Yeah, but if he wins or comes in a close second, the
media will give him the Rubio treatment in Iowa and pretend he is the
front runner now. Then he will be even more insufferable than he
already is. Can you imagine all the wild hand gestures in his victory
speech?

Posted by: L, Elle at February 09, 2016 05:32 PM (2x3L+)


LOL... I still go back and watch the fruit ninja video Ace linked two debates ago.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 09, 2016 05:38 PM (NPofj)

360 Feed Me!

Posted by: Barrel Creature at February 09, 2016 05:38 PM (1BQGO)

361 it would be great if sharyl attkisson, catherine herridge, and jennifer griffin were running the show at some heavy hitting newsource.

total control to hire, fire, report and run everything.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 09, 2016 05:38 PM (0KgAM)

362
She's currently on the #1 comedy on television.


This is what happens when I refuse to watch anything with a laugh track. I miss critical pop culture references.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 05:39 PM (39g3+)

363 > light torch
> drink val-u-rite
> throw pudding

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 05:39 PM (21hN3)

364 Yeah. Never in history has there been a more servile, deliberately obeisant and craven media body than in the United States. Nobody is forcing them, nobody is endangering them. Obama threatens them once in a while, but they were already complying. They're doing it to themselves. Its inconceivable to me.


To be fair, the anti-Christ George Soros is helping them a bit. Tom Steyer too, prolly.

Stroke their egos and they're putty in your hands. Or puthy. Or something...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2016 05:40 PM (LUgeY)

365 I'd rather Jeb or Christie do better than Rubio or Kasich. Jeb seems like a nice man. He is probably a good father. I hate the other two guys.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 09, 2016 05:40 PM (2x3L+)

366
don't forget

http://www.decisiondeskhq.com//

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 05:40 PM (qCMvj)

367 Jeb and Kasich are the only 2 I will not vote for....

Posted by: donna at February 09, 2016 05:40 PM (/dSsq)

368 Jeb and Kasich are the only 2 I will not vote for....
Posted by: donna at February 09, 2016 05:40 PM (/dSsq)


ditto

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 05:41 PM (qCMvj)

369 Am I hallucinating or are people actually talking about Jeb and/or Kasich winning NH? What the fuck is happening

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 09, 2016 05:42 PM (0LHZx)

370 Derp. Duh. Slobber. Is is.

Posted by: Doddering Drooling Bill Clinton at February 09, 2016 05:42 PM (u0o1v)

371 total control to hire, fire, report and run everything.

If news reporting wasn't a dying money loser, I'd suggest some rich corporate type set up just such an operation. But since they wouldn't get rich off it, no way it happens.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 05:43 PM (39g3+)

372 No luck using the conversion site... It's not that long I wish they allowed links to individual comments. Painfully retyped...

Randy Stone:

The critical fact to take away from this piece is this: If you vote for hillary clinton...

"...you're voting for Clinton, a Republican...

...and that's just how far off the tracks the Democrat party has lurched. democrats are now openly carrying water for republicans, who will move the overton window further to the right with each election.

Democrats: the republicans are winning the ideological war unless and until you begin to fight back.

and, no, capitulation and compromise are not indicators of fighting back

Posted by: Buddy Bizarre at February 09, 2016 05:44 PM (/ISIm)

373 Kasich won all the three of the small nothing towns that vote at midnight. People actually stayed up late to vote for Kasich. Think of it! Wtf is wrong with NH??

Posted by: L, Elle at February 09, 2016 05:44 PM (2x3L+)

374 In Ambinder's defense, he used the word "butch" in early drafts and only changed it to "muscular" at the last minute.

To show he can't be pushed around.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 09, 2016 05:44 PM (XRz61)

375 What the fuck is happening

We live in stupid times.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 05:44 PM (39g3+)

376 I think we're going to see the apple cart tipped tonight. Then again, maybe not. That's my prediction.

Posted by: Soona at February 09, 2016 05:44 PM (Fmupd)

377
Christie says, if you disagree with me you are stupid.
Jeb says if you disagree with me you are crazy and stupid.
Kasich says if you disagree with me you are a sinner.
Rubio says, you don't disagree with me you just don't understand what I said.
Cruz says, you think you disagree with me, but this is what you need to consider and when you do and you also think about the long term negative effects of what you think you want you'll see I'm right and even if you don't you'll at least see why I'm doing what I'mdoing.
Trump says. Screw DC it sucks. I'm great. Elect me it'll be yuuuuge.
G'head. Place your bets on what works.

Posted by: simplemind at February 09, 2016 05:45 PM (JTwsP)

378 366
don't forget

http://www.decisiondeskhq.com//

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 09, 2016 05:40 PM (qCMvj)


Thanks for that link.

It's not like we would want a fucking button somewhere on this website to go there, because that would be like cheating.

I'm about to fire that Vic as Blog Manager.

Posted by: jwest at February 09, 2016 05:45 PM (Zs4uk)

379 Sometime in the 23rd century. ........
Logans Run

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2016 05:45 PM (HWcaz)

380 Hillary & Bernie concentrate the mind wonderfully!

We'll all end up voting for the GOP nominee, no matter who, by the time the GE rolls around.

Posted by: mnw (rare and flounced) at February 09, 2016 05:45 PM (1pMFa)

381 Threatening and dictating to news reporters is nothing new to the Clintons. In Spin Cycle, Howard Kurtz describes Lanny Davis literally dictating a story to AP reporter Larry Margasak.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 09, 2016 05:45 PM (2lndx)

382 "Yeah. Never in history has there been a more servile, deliberately obeisant and craven media body than in the United States."

=======

That first Brian Williams tour and and interview in the Obama White House set the tone for the next 7+ years. That little neck bow Williams gave Barry was an outrage.

Posted by: mrp at February 09, 2016 05:46 PM (JBggj)

383 I think we're going to see the apple cart tipped tonight. Then again, maybe not. That's my prediction.


"The undecideds could go either way."

-- George H.W. Bush

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2016 05:46 PM (8ZskC)

384 Kasich won all the three of the small nothing towns that vote at midnight. People actually stayed up late to vote for Kasich.

Radio said that Kasich called each of the 9 voters in Dixville Notch personally.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 09, 2016 05:47 PM (oVJmc)

385 I have a strange feeling that Kasich and Jeb are gonna finish second and third, but they're gonna be bunched so close with fourth and fifth that's it's not gonna matter. Pundits will declare it a stalemate. Most chatter will be about the size of Trump's win and what it portends. Everyone soldiers onto SC including Christie.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 09, 2016 05:47 PM (21hN3)

386 No luck using the conversion site... It's not that long I wish they allowed links to individual comments.

Your first mistake is that this is Salon, and their entire existence is trolling the internet for outraged and gobsmacked replies and tweets.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 05:48 PM (39g3+)

387 This is what happens when I refuse to watch anything with a laugh track. I miss critical pop culture references.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor
------------
I'm in the same boat, and have been for over a decade.
But I will admit to watching this "Last Man Standing" show (in reruns) a little bit lately.
It's actually not too bad. And I'm not a huge Tim Allen fan.

Posted by: Chi at February 09, 2016 05:48 PM (OUpHg)

388
Radio said that Kasich called each of the 9 voters in Dixville Notch personally.
And told each and everyone one of them if they didn't vote for him Jesus would get even with them.

Posted by: simplemind at February 09, 2016 05:48 PM (JTwsP)

389 G'head. Place your bets on what works.

I'm waiting on the Gilmore analysis

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 05:49 PM (39g3+)

390 Have any numbers other than the Midnight Voters come in yet? Haven't turned on the TV yet.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 09, 2016 05:49 PM (2cS/G)

391 @381
And where we fall off the cliff is that instead of Kurz & co. being fired and shamed, its just "well played" all around.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at February 09, 2016 05:51 PM (k8tEg)

392 Is there seriously a woman on Fox News named after an old testament male king? This is my daughter Ezekiel. And her sister, Moses.

Jedediah was Solomon's other name.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 09, 2016 05:52 PM (39g3+)

393 @ Christopher Taylor

Yeah, I know. I was just struck by the comment.

Posted by: Buddy Bizarre at February 09, 2016 05:54 PM (/ISIm)

394 If you haven't figured it out there is a new thread on science

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2016 05:55 PM (HWcaz)

395 But is it science - science ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 09, 2016 06:00 PM (Z8DIA)

396 You must be talking about Jedediah Bila. Who happens to be smokin' hawt.

Posted by: Chi at February 09, 2016 06:04 PM (OUpHg)

397 Rush has called the MSM "state controlled" for years.

Posted by: Groty at February 09, 2016 06:07 PM (QRGpe)

398 Another strikingly powerful post from ace. The way he has utterly dominated the conservative blogosphere the last few years can only be described as totally fucking badass! Kudos to ace and the rest of the HQ gang! Such a command of the news cycle.

Another strikingly powerful post from ace. The way he has utterly dominated the conservative blogosphere the last few years can only be described as totally fucking badass! Kudos to ace and the rest of the HQ gang! Such a command of the news cycle.

Another strikingly powerful post from ace. The way he has utterly dominated the conservative blogosphere the last few years can only be described as totally fucking badass! Kudos to ace and the rest of the HQ gang! Such a command of the news cycle.

Posted by: Amy Shumer - remember me? at February 09, 2016 06:46 PM (Kucy5)

399 Antone who's shocked by this hasn't been watching closely.

Posted by: Sponge Hill Suit Pants at February 09, 2016 07:04 PM (nRT6X)

400 *Anyone

Posted by: Sponge Hill Suit Pants at February 09, 2016 07:06 PM (nRT6X)

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